The ISDT in 1973 took its first of many subsequent trips out of Europe for the first time. This time to the USA which was beginning to be the place that the name Enduro was being coined for the sport and was in many way the driving force for a development of the sport as an extension of a wider enjoyment of riding natural off road terrain than as purely a discipline of Motor Sport as practised in Europe. With Trail Riding being a pastime enjoyed by many the wealth of America was driving a market seeking and expecting technology as getting better by the year.
Although unable to pull off the win of the Trophy the US team including ‘King Dick’ Burleson were able to use the home advantage to be sure of the win in the Silver Vase. Leading the Manufacturer’s award were Zundapp to be followed by three works Jawa teams from Czechoslovakia. Leading club team was Sweden’s SMK Eskjo with Sweden also taking 2nd and 3rd in this award.
To see the full results for this event they can be found on the page dedicated to the ISDT 1973